Chaz L. Gray


Levant and Penobscot - Chaz Lee Gray, 31, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Bangor. He was born August 12, 1987 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Chaz attended GSA High School, Class of 2006. In 2009, he started work as a Correction Officer at Penobscot County Jail. Chaz worked his way through the ranks and became a Corporal at the jail in 2018. Recently, he received the Correction Officer of the Year Award, which was voted on by his peers. Chaz was passionate about the statewide officer wellness program, CIT, and CISM. In addition to his work, Chaz was highly involved in and passionate about martial arts, which he participated in at Young's MMA in Bangor.
Chaz is survived by and will be missed by wife Jessi Gray; son Riley Gray of Levant; mother Lisa May; sisters Christina Snow and husband Joseph of Penobscot, Sommer Anderson and husband Jarrod of Sedgwick; brothers William Gray and wife Barbara of Penobscot, Stephen Gray of Ellsworth; grandparents Dianne Jennings and Pete Webber; aunt and uncle Wendy Jenkins and Calvin Rigdon of Miami, Florida; a niece and several nephews; many friends and coworkers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chaz's memory may be made to a trust set up for his son Riley Gray. Contribution can be made via GoFundMe by searching for "Memorial for Cpl. Chaz Gray."
The family invites relatives, friends, and colleagues to share memories and refreshments 5-8 PM, Tuesday, August 13, at Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Rd., Brewer. A graveside service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, August 14 at Bay Cemetery, 21 North Penobscot Rd., Penobscot. Immediately following the graveside service, a gathering will be held at Bay View, 28 Bayview Rd., Penobscot. Messages and memories may be shared with the family at
Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.
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Chris and Andrea Tompkins
Aug 13, 2019
Our deepest condolences to you all in this very difficult time. Life is so precious, and death is such a thief. We cannot begin to comprehend the pain you must feel, but we pray you find comfort and peace.
Aug 12, 2019
Thank you for the laughs at the gym, the smiles when i didnt want to smile. Thank you for being one of the good ones, one who treated people in jail like humans, with feelings, I love you chaz fly high 💔❤
Melissa boober
Aug 09, 2019
So very sorry for your lost Gray family and to all of his boys and girls at the jail you sure will be missed big time my god be with you know sending lots of prayer for the whole family.
Aug 09, 2019
I only knew Chaz for a short time but he was a great person and he was loved by many and he will be missed dearly until we meet again Chaz take care of my dearest friend Adriane 💕🙏